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Why Executive Experience Counts

Posted Wednesday, June 9, 2010, at 11:46 PM

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This is a time line showing how Barack Obama dealt with the huge Oil Spill during the first forty days of the disaster.

Day 1: In Los Angeles for a fund raiser for Democrat Senator Barbara Boxer

Day 2: Hosts White House party for G-20 Labor Ministers

Day 3: Hosts White House party for Earth Day, then flies to NYC to push Wall Street takeover bill

Day 4: Vacation in Asheville, NC. BBQ, hiking and golf

Day 5: More golf, then in town (Asheville) for fancy dinner and more golf

Day 6: More vacation, and brunch in town

Day 7: Hosts New York Yankees at White House

Day 8: Flies to Iowa to eat Rhubarb pie

Day 9: Flies to Missouri for yet another lunch

Day 10: Back in DC for Democrat fundraiser

Day 11: Flies to Maryland to hob nob with Secret Service

Day 12: Parties with Jay Leno at White House Corespondents Dinner

Day 13: Finally! Obama visits Louisiana

Day 14: Back to White House to host Navy football team

Day 15: Private Lunch with Elie Wiesel

Day 16: Hosts the Stinko De Mayo party at White House

Day 17: Spends day with Lawrence Summers and "deadfish" Emanuel

Day 18: Rose Garden speech on the economy (laser like focus eh?)

Day 19: Golf, again

Day 20: Commencement Speech at Hampton University

Day 21: Announces leftist Kagen for Supreme Court Nominee

Day 22: Golf, again, with Joe Biden

Day 23: Reception for President Karzai

Day 24: Flies to Buffalo NY for some hot wings

Day 25: FINALLY! OBAMA FINALLY ADDRESSES OIL SPILL

Day 26: Golf, again

Day 27: Golf, again

Day 28: Hosts UConn women's Basketball Team

Day 29: Trip to Ohio, more food, more fund raising

Day 30: Hosts Big party for Mexican President Calderon

Day 31: Big Party on White House Lawn, Club 1600! Then meets with the all important Bono of the Rock Group U2

Day 32: Speech on Wall Street takeover

Day 33: Golf, again

Day 34: talks Basketball with sport guru Marv Albert

Day 35: Yet another party at White House for Asians Americans this time

Day 36: Off to San Fran to Party with the Getty's and another fundraiser for Barbara Boxer

Day 37: Meets with Gov. Arnold of Cah-lee-forn-yah

Day 38: Hosts Duke Basketball team at White House

Day 39: Photo op with US World Cup Team, and another White House party, then off to Chicago for another vacation.

Day 40: Vacation! Basketball in Chicago then BBQ party


Take look at this article by Timothy P. Carney of the Washington Examiner:

www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/Once...

It is plain to see that Barack Obama and his regime had no problem cozying up to BP as BP was supporting many of the regimes plans and policies.

This disaster can be laid clearly at the feet of the leftists in America. Why are they drilling out in 5000 feet of water when there is plenty of oil in Alaska, Montana, North Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, Utah and Texas?

Environmentalist wackos is why. Six months before this disaster, Obama, getting the support from BP for much of his agenda, was praising this operation, now he wonders who's "mule" he should kick.

Look in the mirror Mr. President.


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Mrs Smith said... "Remember, people, there are NO pelicans in ANWR...just millions of acres of nearly-empty land,..."

While I agree to a degree about drilling in the ANWR, you should also consider that the extreme environment of Alaska's northern reaches present problems with similarities to the nightmare developing in the Gulf. Extreme cold causes a metal failures, and cleaning up frozen crude is to be avoided too.

FYI - You are correct there are no Pelicans, but there are a few other birds that could be impacted. I've listed birds first here since MrsSmith brought them up followed by the mammels that live in the area followed by the fish species.

I personally wouldn't call it mostly empty land since so many species inhabit such a hostile land...

GEESE, SWANS, DUCKS

___ Greater White-fronted Goose

Common spring/fall migrant and uncommon breeder on coastal plain. Rare migrant in Brooks Range. Common spring migrant on south side.

___ Snow Goose

Common spring migrant, rare summer visitor and abundant fall migrant on coastal plain. Uncommon spring migrant on south side.

___ Ross's Goose

Casual spring migrant on coastal plain. Hypothetical fall migrant (*).

___ Brant

Uncommon breeder and common migrant on coast.

___ Cackling Goose (formerly a subspecies of Canada Goose)

Common breeder and migrant on coastal plain.

___ Canada Goose

Uncommon breeder on south side. Rare migrant in Brooks Range.

___ Trumpeter Swan

Casual breeder and visitor on coastal plain. Uncommon on south side, where it may breed (*).

___ Tundra Swan

Common breeder on coastal plain. Uncommon migrant on south side.

___ Gadwall

Casual visitor to coastal plain.

___ Eurasian Wigeon

Casual visitor to coastal plain.

___ American Wigeon

Uncommon migrant on coastal plain. Uncommon in Brooks Range, where it may breed (*). Common breeder on south side.

___ Mallard

Rare breeder on inland coastal plain. Uncommon elsewhere on coastal plain, in Brooks Range and on south side.

___ Northern Shoveler

Uncommon visitor on coastal plain and south side. May breed in these areas (*). Rare visitor in Brooks Range.

___ Northern Pintail

Common breeder and migrant on coastal plain and on south side. Rare visitor in Brooks Range.

___ Green-winged Teal

Uncommon breeder on inland coastal plain. Rare breeder and migrant along coast. Common in Brooks Range, where it may breed (*). Uncommon breeder on south side.

___ Canvasback

Casual visitor on coastal plain and south side.

___ Redhead

Casual visitor on south side.

___ Ring-necked Duck

Casual visitor in Brooks Range. Likely rare visitor on south side (*).

___ Greater Scaup

Uncommon migrant and visitor along coast. Rare breeder on inland coastal plain and in Brooks Range. Common visitor on south side.

___ Lesser Scaup

Rare breeder and visitor on inland areas of coastal plain. Uncommon breeder in Brooks Range. Common summer resident on south side, where it likely breeds (*).

___ Steller's Eider

Rare visitor along coast.

___ Spectacled Eider

Rare breeder and uncommon visitor along coast.

___ King Eider

Fairly common breeder and uncommon migrant along coast.

___ Common Eider

Common breeder on coastal islands. Common migrant along coast.

___ Harlequin Duck

Rare breeder on inland coastal plain. Uncommon breeder in Brooks Range. Rare visitor on south side.

___ Surf Scoter

Uncommon migrant along coast. Uncommon on the inland coastal plain and south side. May breed in both areas (*).

___ White-winged Scoter

Rare on inland lakes of coastal plain. Common migrant along coast. Rare visitor in Brooks Range. Common visitor on south side. May breed in all areas (*).

___ Black Scoter

Uncommon migrant along coast.

___ Long-tailed Duck

Common breeder on coastal plain. Abundant fall migrant along coast. Uncommon in Brooks Range, where it may breed (*). Common visitor and uncommon breeder on south side.

___ Bufflehead

Rare visitor to Brooks Range and south side.

___ Common Goldeneye

Rare visitor to all areas. May breed on south side (*).

___ Barrow's Goldeneye

Casual visitor on south side.

___ Smew

Accidental visitor on coastal plain.

___ Common Merganser

Casual visitor on inland coastal plain and in Brooks Range. Uncommon visitor to south side.

___ Red-breasted Merganser

Rare breeder and fairly common migrant on coast. Fairly common breeder on inland coastal plain. Fairly common breeder in Brooks Range. Common on south side, where it may breed (*).

GROUSE, PTARMIGAN

___ Ruffed Grouse

Rare permanent resident on south side, where it may breed (*).

___ Spruce Grouse

Uncommon permanent resident on south side.

___ Willow Ptarmigan

Uncommon permanent resident along coast. Common to abundant permanent resident elsewhere on Refuge.

___ Rock Ptarmigan

Common permanent resident in all areas of Refuge.

___ Sharp-tailed Grouse

Annual populations vary. Uncommon permanent resident on south side, where it may breed (*).

LOONS

___ Red-throated Loon

Fairly common breeder and migrant along coast. Rare breeder in Brooks Range and on south side.

___ Pacific Loon

Common breeder on coastal plain and south side. Common migrant along coast. Uncommon breeder in Brooks Range.

___ Common Loon

Rare visitor along coast. Rare on south side, where it may breed (*).

___ Yellow-billed Loon

Uncommon migrant on coast. Rare migrant on inland coastal plain. Rare visitor in Brooks Range and rare breeder on larger lakes in this area.

GREBES

___ Horned Grebe

Casual visitor on coastal plain and in Brooks Range. Uncommon on inland coastal plain and south side. May breed in both areas (*).

___ Red-necked Grebe

Casual visitor to coastal plain and in Brooks Range. Rare on south side, where it may breed (*).

FULMARS, SHEARWATERS

___ Northern Fulmar

Rare offshore visitor.

___ Short-tailed Shearwater

Rare visitor along coast, mostly offshore.

RAPTORS

___ Osprey

Accidental visitor on coastal plain. Rare visitor in Brooks Range and on south side.

___ Bald Eagle

Casual visitor on coastal plain and in Brooks Range. Uncommon breeder on south side.

___ Northern Harrier

Uncommon summer resident on coastal plain. May breed on inland coastal plain (*). Uncommon breeder in Brooks Range. Uncommon visitor on south side.

___ Sharp-shinned Hawk

Casual visitor on coastal plain and in Brooks Range. Uncommon on south side, where it may breed (*).

___ Northern Goshawk

Casual visitor on inland coastal plain. Uncommon breeder on south side.

___ Swainson's Hawk

Casual breeder on south side.

___ Red-tailed Hawk

Rare visitor on south side, where it may breed (*).

___ Rough-legged Hawk

Rare visitor along coast. Uncommon breeder on inland areas of coastal plain. Uncommon breeder in Brooks Range. Rare breeder on south side.

___ Golden Eagle

Fairly common visitor on coastal plain. Rare breeder on inland coastal plain. Fairly common breeder in Brooks Range. Uncommon breeder on south side.

FALCONS

___ American Kestrel

Casual visitor on coastal plain. Uncommon breeder in Brooks Range. Common breeder on south side.

___ Merlin

Rare visitor on coastal plain. Uncommon in Brooks Range and on south side. May breed in all areas (*).

___ Gyrfalcon

Uncommon permanent resident on inland coastal plain, in Brooks Range and on south side. Rare visitor to coast.

___ Peregrine Falcon

Rare breeder and uncommon visitor on coastal plain. Fairly common breeder in Brooks Range and on south side.

COOTS, RAILS

___ American Coot

Rare visitor on south side.

CRANES

___ Sandhill Crane

Rare breeder and uncommon summer resident on coastal plain. Rare visitor in Brooks Range. Uncommon on south side, where it may breed (*).

SHOREBIRDS

___ Black-bellied Plover

Rare breeder and migrant on coastal plain. Fairly common fall migrant along coast. Rare visitor in Brooks Range.

___ American Golden-Plover

Common breeder on coastal plain and in Brooks Range. Rare visitor on south side.

___ Semipalmated Plover

Uncommon breeder on coastal islands. Fairly common breeder on inland coastal plain. Rare visitor elsewhere on coastal plain. Common breeder in Brooks Range and on south side.

___ Killdeer

Casual visitor on coastal plain.

___ Eurasian Dotterel

Casual visitor on coastal plain.

___ Lesser Yellowlegs

Casual visitor along coast. Uncommon in Brooks Range, where it may breed (*). Common breeder on south side.

___ Solitary Sandpiper

Rare in Brooks Range, where it may breed (*). Uncommon breeder on south side.

___ Wandering Tattler

Uncommon breeder on inland coastal plain. Common breeder in Brooks Range. Fairly common breeder on south side.

___ Spotted Sandpiper

Uncommon breeder on inland coastal plain.Common breeder in Brooks Range and on south side.

___ Upland Sandpiper

Fairly common breeder on inland coastal plain, Brooks Range and on south side.

___ Whimbrel

Uncommon visitor to coast and in Brooks Range. Rare breeder on inland coastal plain. Rare visitor and breeder on south side.

___ Black-tailed Godwit

Accidental visitor to coast.

___ Hudsonian Godwit

Casual visitor on coastal plain.

___ Bar-tailed Godwit

Uncommon on coastal plain, where it may breed (*).

___ Ruddy Turnstone

Fairly common breeder on coast and uncommon breeder on inland coastal plain. Rare visitor in Brooks Range.

___ Surfbird

Rare breeder in Brooks Range.

___ Red Knot

Rare migrant along coast.

___ Sanderling

Rare breeder on coastal plain. Rare spring and uncommon fall migrant along coast. Casual visitor on south side.

___ Semipalmated Sandpiper

Abundant breeder in coastal areas and common breeder on inland coastal plain. Common fall migrant along coast. Rare visitor in Brooks Range and on south side.

___ Western Sandpiper

Rare on coastal plain, where it may breed (*). Uncommon fall migrant along coast.

___ Red-necked Stint

Casual visitor on coast.

___ Least Sandpiper

Rare visitor on coastal plain. Uncommon breeder in Brooks Range. Common breeder on south side.

___ White-rumped Sandpiper

Rare breeder and spring migrant, and uncommon fall migrant, on coastal plain. Casual visitor on south side.

___ Baird's Sandpiper

Uncommon breeder on coastal plain and in Brooks Range. Common migrant on south side.

___ Pectoral Sandpiper

Abundant breeder on coastal plain. Abundant fall migrant along coast. Fairly common migrant in Brooks Range and on south side.

___ Sharp-tailed Sandpiper

Casual migrant on coast.

___ Dunlin

Uncommon breeder and fall migrant along coast. Rare migrant on south side.

___ Stilt Sandpiper

Uncommon breeder and fall migrant on coastal plain.

___ Buff-breasted Sandpiper

Uncommon breeder and migrant on coastal plain. Rare visitor in Brooks Range.

___ Ruff

Casual visitor on coastal plain.

___ Long-billed Dowitcher

Uncommon breeder and fairly common summer visitor on coastal plain. Common fall migrant along coast. Uncommon migrant on south side.

___ Wilson's Snipe

Rare visitor on coastal plain. Fairly common in Brooks Range. May breed in both these areas (*). Common breeder on south side.

___ Wilson's Phalarope

Accidental visitor on coastal plain and in Brooks Range.

___ Red-necked Phalarope

Common breeder on coastal plain and south side. Common to abundant fall migrant along coast. Uncommon breeder in Brooks Range.

___ Red Phalarope

Fairly common breeder in coastal areas, east to Jago Delta. Uncommon elsewhere on coastal plain. Uncommon fall migrant along coast.

JAEGERS, GULLS, TERNS

___ Pomarine Jaeger

Common spring migrant, summer visitor, and occasional common breeder on the coast. Breeding occurs in years of high lemming populations. Common migrant in Brooks Range.

___ Parasitic Jaeger

Common summer resident and uncommon breeder on coastal plain and in Brooks Range. Uncommon migrant on south side, where it may breed (*).

___ Long-tailed Jaeger

Fairly common breeder on inland coastal plain. Common summer resident and rare breeder along coast. Uncommon breeder in Brooks Range. Rare visitor to south side.

___ Bonaparte's Gull

Casual visitor to coastal plain and Brooks Range. Uncommon visitor on south side, where it may breed (*).

___ Mew Gull

Rare visitor and breeder on coastal plain. Common breeder in Brooks Range and on south side.

___ Herring Gull

Rare migrant and visitor on coastal plain and in Brooks Range. Uncommon breeder on south side.

___ Thayer's Gull

Rare visitor on coastal plain.

___ Slaty-backed Gull

Casual visitor along coast.

___ Glaucous-winged Gull

Casual visitor in Brooks Range.

___ Glaucous Gull

Common breeder and abundant summer resident along coast. Uncommon breeder on inland coastal plain.Common breeder in Brooks Range.

___ Sabine's Gull

Uncommon breeder and migrant along coast.

___ Black-legged Kittiwake

Rare visitor along coast, mostly offshore.

___ Ross' Gull

Rare migrant along coast.

___ Ivory Gull

Rare migrant along coast.

___ Arctic Tern

Uncommon breeder on coast. Rare breeder on inland coastal plain. Common summer resident on coastal plain and Brooks Range (breeding not documented). Uncommon visitor on south side.

ALCIDS

___ Thick-billed Murre

Rare migrant along coast.

___ Black Guillemot

Uncommon summer resident and rare breeder along coast.

___ Least Auklet

Casual visitor along coast.

___ Horned Puffin

Rare visitor along coast.

___ Tufted Puffin

Casual visitor along coast.

OWLS

___ Great Horned Owl

Uncommon permanent resident on south side, where it may breed (*).

___ Snowy Owl

Annual populations vary. Uncommon to common permanent resident and occasional rare breeder on coastal plain. Breeding occurs in years of high lemming populations. Rare visitor in Brooks Range.

___ Northern Hawk-Owl

Uncommon permanent resident on south side.

___ Great Grey Owl

Rare permanent resident on south side, where it may breed (*).

___ Short-eared Owl

Uncommon to common breeder on coastal plain. Breeding occurs in years of high lemming populations. Fairly common in Brooks Range. Rare summer visitor on south side, where it may breed (*).

___ Boreal Owl

Uncommon permanent resident on south side, where it may breed (*).

GOATSUCKERS

___ Common Nighthawk

Casual visitor to coastal plain.

HUMMINGBIRDS

___ Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Accidental visitor in Brooks Range.

___ Rufous Hummingbird

Accidental visitor on coastal plain.

KINGFISHERS

___ Belted Kingfisher

Casual visitor on coastal plain. Uncommon summer resident on south side, where it may breed (*).

WOODPECKERS

___ Downy Woodpecker

Rare permanent resident on south side, where it may breed (*).

___ Hairy Woodpecker

Rare permanent resident on south side, where it may breed (*).

___ American Three-toed Woodpecker

Uncommon breeder on south side.

___ Black-backed Woodpecker

Rare permanent resident on south side, where it may breed (*).

___ Northern Flicker

Uncommon breeder in Brooks Range and on south side.

TYRANT FLYCATCHERS

___ Olive-sided Flycatcher

Uncommon breeder on south side.

___ Western Wood-Pewee

Rare on south side, where it may breed (*).

___ Alder Flycatcher

Common breeder on south side.

___ Hammond's Flycatcher

Accidental visitor on coastal plain. Uncommon on south side, where it may breed (*).

___ Eastern Phoebe

Accidental visitor on coastal plain.

___ Say's Phoebe

Rare visitor on coastal plain. Fairly common breeder in Brooks Range.

___ Eastern Kingbird

Accidental visitor on coastal plain and in Brooks Range.

SHRIKES

___ Northern Shrike

Rare visitor on inland coastal plain, where it may breed (*). Fairly common breeder in Brooks Range and on south side.

CORVIDS

___ Gray Jay

Casual visitor on coastal plain. Uncommon breeder in Brooks Range. Common permanent resident on south side.

___ Common Raven

Uncommon permanent resident and possible rare breeder (*) on coastal plain. Uncommon permanent resident in Brooks Range and on south side, where it may breed (*).

LARKS

___ Horned Lark

Rare breeder inland and visitor elsewhere on coastal plain. Fairly common breeder in Brooks Range. Rare visitor on south side.

SWALLOWS

___ Tree Swallow

Casual visitor on coastal plain. Uncommon on south side, where it may breed (*).

___ Violet-green Swallow

Casual visitor on coastal plain. Uncommon breeder in Brooks Range and on south side.

___ Bank Swallow

Casual visitor on coastal plain. Uncommon breeder in Brooks Range and on south side.

___ Cliff Swallow

Rare visitor on coastal plain, where it may breed (*). Fairly common breeder in Brooks Range and on south side.

___ Barn Swallow

Casual visitor on coastal plain.

CHICKADEES

___ Black-capped Chickadee

Uncommon permanent resident on south side.

___ Boreal Chickadee

Rare visitor in Brooks Range. Uncommon permanent resident on south side.

___ Gray-headed Chickadee

Uncommon permanent resident in Brooks Range and on south side.

NUTHATCHES

___ Red-breasted Nuthatch

Casual visitor on south side.

DIPPERS

___ American Dipper

Uncommon permanent resident throughout Refuge, except along the coast.

KINGLETS, OLD WORLD WARBLERS, AND THRUSHES

___ Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Uncommon visitor in Brooks Range. Common breeder on south side.

___ Arctic Warbler

Rare in Brooks Range, where it may breed (*). Uncommon breeder on south side.

___ Bluethroat

Rare breeder on inland coastal plain and in Brooks Range.

___ Northern Wheatear

Rare visitor on coastal plain. Uncommon breeder in Brooks Range

___ Mountain Bluebird

Rare breeder in recent burns on south side.

___ Townsend's Solitaire

Uncommon visitor in Brooks Range. Uncommon breeder on south side.

___ Gray-cheeked Thrush

Rare visitor on coastal plain and in Brooks Range. Common breeder on south side.

___ Swainson's Thrush

Common breeder on south side.

___ Hermit Thrush

Accidental visitor on coastal plain. Uncommon on south side, where it may breed (*).

___ American Robin

Rare visitor to coast. Uncommon breeder on inland coastal plain. Common breeder in Brooks Range.Abundant breeder on south side.

___ Varied Thrush

Casual visitor on coastal plain and in Brooks Range. Common breeder on south side.

WAGTAILS, PIPITS

___ Eastern Yellow Wagtail

Fairly common breeder on coastal plain. Rare visitor to south side.

___ American Pipit

Rare breeder and uncommon fall migrant on coastal plain. Abundant breeder in Brooks Range.

WAXWINGS

___ Bohemian Waxwing

Casual visitor in Brooks Range. Fairly common summer resident on south side, where it may breed (*).

___ Cedar Waxwing

Accidental visitor on coastal plain.

WOOD WARBLERS, SPARROWS, BUNTINGS, BLACKBIRDS

___ Orange-crowned Warbler

Casual visitor to coastal plain. Fairly common breeder on south side.

___ Yellow Warbler

Rare visitor to coast. Rare breeder on inland coastal plain. Uncommon breeder in Brooks Range. Fairly common breeder on south side.

___ Yellow-rumped Warbler

Casual visitor on coastal plain. Uncommon in Brooks Range. Common breeder on south side.

___ Blackpoll Warbler

Uncommon on south side, where it may breed (*). Rare visitor in Brooks Range.

___ Northern Waterthrush

Casual visitor on coastal plain. Uncommon breeder on south side.

___ Wilson's Warbler

Rare visitor on coastal plain. Uncommon breeder in Brooks Range and on south side.

___ Western Tanager

Accidental visitor in Brooks Range.

___ American Tree Sparrow

Rare visitor to coast. Common breeder on inland coastal plain. Abundant breeder in Brooks Range and on south side.

___ Chipping Sparrow

Casual visitor on coastal plain. Rare on south side, where it may breed (*).

___ Clay-colored Sparrow

Accidental visitor on coastal plain.

___ Savannah Sparrow

Common breeder on coastal plain, in Brooks Range and on south side.

___ Fox Sparrow

Rare visitor on coast. Rare breeder on inland coastal plain. Common breeder in Brooks Range and on south side.

___ Lincoln's Sparrow

Rare breeder on south side.

___ White-throated Sparrow

Casual visitor on coastal plain.

___ White-crowned Sparrow

Rare visitor along coast. Uncommon breeder on inland coastal plain. Common breeder in Brooks Range. Abundant breeder on south side.

___ Golden-crowned Sparrow

Rare in Brooks Range, where it may breed (*). Uncommon breeder on south side.

___ Dark-eyed Junco

Rare visitor on coastal plain. Uncommon breeder in Brooks Range. Abundant breeder on south side.

___ Lapland Longspur

Abundant breeder on coastal plain and in Brooks Range. Uncommon migrant on south side.

___ Smith's Longspur

Rare visitor to coastal plain. Fairly common breeder in Brooks Range and on south side.

___ Snow Bunting

Common breeder along coast and in Brooks Range.

___ Red-winged Blackbird

Casual visitor on coastal plain and in Brooks Range.

___ Rusty Blackbird

Casual visitor on coastal plain. Rare visitor in Brooks Range. Uncommon breeder on south side.

___ Brown-headed Cowbird

Casual visitor on coastal plain.

FINCHES

___ Gray-crowned Rosy-finch

Fairly common breeder in Brooks Range. Uncommon summer resident on south side, where it may breed (*).

___ Pine Grosbeak

Uncommon permanent resident on south side, where it may breed (*).

___ White-winged Crossbill

Common permanent resident on south side.

___ Common Redpoll

Common breeder on coastal plain, in Brooks Range and on south side. Permanent resident on south side.

___ Hoary Redpoll

Common breeder on coastal plain, in Brooks Range and on south side. Permanent resident on south side.

___ Pine Siskin

Casual visitor on coastal plain. Rare visitor on south side.

Here is the list of mammals...

INSECTIVORES (shrews)

____ Masked Shrew (Sorex cinereus) Wet areas and forests.

____ Dusky Shrew (Sorex monticolus) Wet meadows and forests south of the mountains.

____ Pygmy Shrew (Sorex hoyi) Forests and open areas south of the mountains.

____ Tundra Shrew (Sorex tundrensis) Wet tundra and forests.

____ Barren Ground Shrew (Sorex ugyunak) Wet tundra and forests.

LAGOMORPHS (hares and rabbits)

____ Snowshoe Hare (Lepus americanus) Forests and shrub thickets.

RODENTS (squirrels, voles, lemmings, etc.)

____ Alaska Marmot (Marmota broweri) Rocky, mountainous areas.

____ Arctic Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus parryii) well-drained areas.

____ Red Squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) Forests.

____ Muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus) Ponds and marshes south of the mountains.

____ Beaver (Castor canadensis) Lakes and rivers south of the mountains.

____ Meadow Vole (Microtus pennsylvanicus) Meadows and open forests south of the mountains.

____ Tundra Vole (Microtus oeconomus) Meadows near water.

____ Yellow-cheeked Vole (Microtus xanthognathus) Forests and wet areas.

____ Singing Vole (Microtus miurus) Well-drained tundra and shrub thickets near water.

____ Northern Red-backed Vole (Myodes rutilus) Tundra and forests.

____ Brown Lemming (Lemmus sibiricus (trimucronatus)) Well-drained raised areas in wet-sedge tundra.

____ Northern Bog Lemming (Synaptomys borealis) Wet areas, forests, and meadows south of the mountains.

____ Collared Lemming (Dicrostonyx groenlandicus) Sedge tundra.

____ Porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum) Forests and shrub thickets.

CANIDS (foxes and wolves)

____ Coyote (Canis latrans) Rare in open areas.

____ Gray Wolf (Canis lupus) All areas.

____ Arctic Fox (Alopex lagopus) Tundra north of the mountains.

____ Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) All areas.

FELIDS (cats)

____ Lynx (Lynx canadensis) Forests.

URSIDS (bears)

____ Black Bear (Ursus americanus) Forests.

____ Brown Bear (Ursus arctos) Valleys, plateaus, and open areas.

____ Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) Along the coast and on ocean ice.

MUSTELIDS (weasels)

____ Marten (Martes americana) Forests.

____ Ermine (Mustela erminea) Open forests and tundra.

____ Least Weasel (Mustela nivalis) Open, wet areas.

____ Mink (Mustela vison) Wet areas south of the mountains.

____ Wolverine (Gulo gulo) Forests and tundra.

____ River Otter (Lontra canadensis) Rivers and lakes mainly south of the mountains.

CERVIDS (deer)

____ Moose (Alces alces) Forests, shrub thickets, and wet areas.

____ Caribou (Rangifer tarandus) All areas.

BOVIDS (goats and sheep)

____ Muskox (Ovibos moschatus) Tundra north of the mountains.

____ Dall Sheep (Ovis dalli) Rocky slopes and meadows in the mountains.

PINNIPEDS (seals and walrus)

____ Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus) Rare along the coast.

____ Spotted Seal (Phoca largha) Coastal waters and on ocean ice.

____ Ringed Seal (Phoca hispida) Ocean ice along the coast.

____ Bearded Seal (Erignathus barbatus) Coastal waters and on ocean ice.

CETACEANS (whales)

____ Beluga Whale (Delphinapterus leucas) Coastal waters.

____ Gray Whale (Eschrichtius robustus) Rare in coastal waters.

____ Bowhead Whale (Balaena mysticetus) Coastal waters.

And last but not least, the list of fish...

Freshwater Species

____ Sheefish (Stenodus leucichthys)

____ Round whitefish (Prosopium cylindraceum)

____ Lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush)

____ Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus)

____ Northern pike (Esox lucius)

____ Lake chub (Couesius plumbeus)

____ Longnose sucker (Catostomus catostomus)

____ Trout-perch (Percopsis omiscomaycus)

____ Burbot (Lota lota)

____ Ninespine stickleback (Pungitius pungitius)

____ Slimy sculpin (Cottus cognatus)

____ Threespine stickleback (Gasterasteus aculeatus)

____ Alaska blackfish (Dallia pectoralis)

____ Arctic grayling (Thymallus arcticus)

Anadromous Species

(* denotes freshwater-only form of species also)

____ Least cisco* (Coregonus sardinella)

____ Bering cisco* (Coregonus laurettae)

____ Arctic cisco (Coregonus autumnalis)

____ Broad whitefish* (Coregonus nasus)

____ Humpback whitefish* (Coregonus pidschian)

____ Pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha)

____ Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha)

____ Chum salmon (Oncorhynchus keta)

____ Coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch)

____ Rainbow smelt (Osmerus mordax)

____ Arctic lamprey* (Lampetra japonica)

____ Dolly Varden* (Salvelinus malma)

Marine Species

____ Pacific herring (Clupea harengus Pallas)

____ Capelin (Mallotus villosus)

____ Arctic cod (Boreogadus saida)

____ Saffron cod (Eleginus gracilis)

____ Fourhorn sculpin (Myoxocephalus quadricornis)

____ Arctic sculpin (Myoxocephalus scorpioides)

____ Greenland seasnail (Liparis tunicatus)

____ Pacific sand lance (Ammodytes hexapterus)

____ Slender eelblenny (Lumpenus fabricii)

____ Stout eelblenny (Lumpenus medius)

____ Eelpouts (Lycodes spp.)

____ Arctic flounder (Pleuromectes glacialis)

____ Starry flounder (Platichthys stellatus)

____ Arctic hookear sculpin (Artediellus scaber)

____ Arctic staghorn sculpin (Gymmocanthus tricuspis)

____ Whitespotted greenling (Hexagrammus stelleri)

____ Bering wolffish (Anarchichas orientalis)

The above list can be seen at... http://arctic.fws.gov/wildlife_habitat.h...

-- Posted by Brian Hoag on Fri, Jun 11, 2010, at 7:26 PM

So what you are really saying is that it's OK for the crisis to continue unabated by the Feds as long as Obama is Complainer in Chief?

I don't think Bush would have waited 13 days to visit the scene, or waited 25 days before he even addressed the problem. He would have been hung in effigy less than a week into this thing!!

Quit trying to BOIB (Blame it on Bush) every time the Feds screw up!!

-- Posted by marcus elvis erogenous on Thu, Jun 10, 2010, at 1:49 PM

Imagine if this had happened during Bush's presidency. Ten minutes after the accident, the media would have been screaming about Pres. Bush being owned by the petroleum industry, and 3 days after the spill started, there would have been loud complaints about how little had been done and petitions would be circulating to have him arrested for "crimes against nature."

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Remember, people, there are NO pelicans in ANWR...just millions of acres of nearly-empty land, with oil under just 1.2 out of 19 million acres of land. And land-based drilling technology is proven to be far safer for the environment.

-- Posted by MrsSmith on Thu, Jun 10, 2010, at 10:22 AM


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